W Series, partnered by Acronis, has announced that defending and two-time champion Jamie Chadwick will defend her title in 2022 by competing for the new Jenner Racing team.
It was recently announced that former racing driver and Olympic champion Caitlyn Jenner has entered the 2022 grid with her own team. And in a bid to hit the ground running, the new outfit has signed up unquestionably the form driver of the groundbreaking series for female drivers only.
“I am really excited to be returning to W Series to defend my title,” commented Chadwick. “To be asked to return by Jenner Racing was an opportunity I didn’t think twice about. Together, we are focused on doing all we can to win title number three. I have spoken to Caitlyn Jenner and her vision for the team is amazing. I have zero doubt that she will be able to help take my career to the next level and open doors for me internationally.
“This is a big development year for me. I have plans to run a supporting racing programme and I have made no secret of my desire to compete in F3 and F2. But timing is everything and the opportunity that W Series gives me to get more competitive experience at world-class circuits is a key step on my journey towards competing in F1.
“I would like to thank W Series for their continued support, and I am looking forward to kicking off season three in Miami.”
Chadwick’s dominance of the W Series has been impressive indeed. In her two victorious seasons with W Series she has won six races and finished on the podium in all except two of her 14 starts.
One of the most successful of female racing drivers, Chadwick’s form has opened many doors in motorsport, including competing in the recent Extreme E Series for Veloce Racing and as development driver for the Williams Formula 1 team – also partnered by Acronis.
“Jamie is an exceptional talent who has helped elevate the profile of W Series and inspire the next generation of female racing drivers with her performances on track – which have seen her become a two-time W Series champion – and off it where she has articulated our mission passionately and eloquently to a global audience,” added Catherine Bond Muir, Chief Executive Officer, W Series.
“We are delighted that she has decided to defend her title, and I can’t wait to watch her race at eight iconic circuits on the Formula 1 calendar for the Jenner Racing team.”
W Series will again support races at eight F1 Grand Prix weekends this year – kicking off at the Miami Grand Prix at the brand-new Hard Rock Stadium complex on 6-8 May.
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